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Albert's Organics, a leader in organic fresh foods distribution, is expanding its operations with its eighth distribution center scheduled to open September 14, 2009.

The new facility is strategically located in Charlotte, NC, and will service the southeastern United States, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and southern Virginia.

Albert's, which is among the larger certified organic distributors of fresh organic produce and other organic and natural perishable foods in the United States, has been in operation since 1982. The company is based in Bridgeport, NJ, with other divisions located in New Hampshire, Florida, Minnesota, Colorado, Southern California and Northern California.

The new 43,000-square-foot facility will be located in Logistics Pointe Distribution Center in Charlotte. With all new state-of-the-art refrigeration and a fleet of new trucks, Albert's looks to continue to focus on providing its customers with the best care, handling and distribution of organic fresh foods.

Albert's will continue its priority of working with local and regional growers and food manufacturers.

In a press release, Scott Dennis, vice president of new business development for Albert's, said, "By setting up a focal point in Charlotte, we will cut back substantially on our business carbon footprint, which is a vital part of our larger mission. Working with local growers and food suppliers keeps our transportation footprint much smaller as does eliminating our need to service the southeastern area from our New Jersey and Florida divisions. Our calculations show that Albert's Organics trucks will travel over 400,000 less miles per year with the expansion of Albert's Southeast."